Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman has proclaimed Saturday, Nov. 30, Rebel Red Day in the city of Las Vegas as the UNLV football team goes for its seventh win in its final home game against San Diego State.
“Our Rebels and Coach Bobby Hauck are already bowl eligible, and I’m inviting everyone to put on your UNLV colors and root the team on to a regular season-ending victory against the San Diego State Aztecs,” Mayor Goodman said. “I’m so proud that the team brought the Fremont Cannon back to Las Vegas and I’m excited to see the team end the season on a high note.”
The Rebels were last in a bowl game in 2000 when they defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks 31-14 in the Las Vegas Bowl. The last time the Rebels had seven or more wins in a season was also in 2000 when they finished with a record of 8-5
Mayor Goodman has annually bet with Reno Mayor Bob Cashell on the outcome of the annual game between UNLV and the University of Nevada Wolf Pack. This year’s bet required the loser to wear the jersey of the winning team to two City Council meetings. Mayor Goodman also attempted to bet Mayor Cashell the Truckee River, and is waiting to hear if that part of the wager will be paid off.
The Rebels ended an eight-game losing streak to the Wolf Pack and regained the Fremont Cannon in a 27-22 victory in Reno earlier this year.